THE CAPTIVE

by Ben Ellis

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THE CAPTIVE

by Ben Ellis

1840. A ship is wrecked on uncharted coast of colonial Australia. Believing he has discovered evidence of a female survivor, Angus Mitchell, an enterprising Scots immigrant desperate to create a 'New' Scotland, is commissioned to search for her amongst the Kurnai, beyond the new boundaries of his own civilisation.

But what exactly is Mitchell hunting for? A real woman, a myth or some kind of redemption? As the search becomes ever more desperate, Mitchell must choose between his humanity and the land he desperately seeks to make his home.

" Does this land turn us savage? Until we tame it, yes. Our country was taken away from us there and we will take it back here…”